Creating a Drop Cap in PowerPoint
Drop Cap, as defined in Wikipedia
, is often several lines comprehensive letter with a decorating character at the beginning of a work, a chapter or a paragraph. It is not hard to create a drop cap in PowerPoint as you can simply add an additional textbox that contains the decorating character. Unfortunately, this isn't a great solution when it comes to alignment and positioning. Is there anyway to keep the Drop Cap well-aligned with the rest of the text? Yes, you can. Using table. Here's a preview on how the table looks like, and also a preview of the final sample.Figure 1: Preview of Drop Cap in PowerPoint
To create the drop cap,
First, you will need to create a 2 column table.
Click Insert > Table.
Set to 1 row and 2 column.
Put 'T', which is the decorating character/first letter on the first column, while the rest of the text on the second column.
Increase the font size of 'T' to somewhere around 120.
Then, decorate it with a different font face such as Calligraph421 BT.
Next, reduce the width of the first column so that it fits nicely with 'T'.
Lastly, double click on the edge of the table to bring up the Format Table dialog box.
Remove the top, left, right, bottom and middle vertical borders.
Click Ok to apply your changes.
Finally, you can align the text to distributed so that it looks neater.